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Page October 25 - November 1, 2017 How to Submit Letters to the Editor Marc Maravalli, B.S., R.Ph. Publisher/Editor, The Town Common Letters to the Editor provide a useful way of communicating concerns, issues, or suggestions to all members of the community. The Town Common encourages all citizens to submit letters concerning issues of interest and concern to the local community. Letters selected for publication may be edited for length and clarity. Some letters may serve as a catalyst for other articles or coverage, and community leaders and agencies will be offered an opportunity to respond to letters concerning their areas of responsibility. All letters must be signed and include a daytime telephone number. Letters may be submitted to: The Editor c/o The Town Common 77 Wethersfield St. Rowley, MA 01969 or preferably via e-mail to: The Town Common deadline is 5pm Wednesday (except when a federal holiday necessitates an earlier deadline). The Town Common serves the communities of the Upper North Shore of Mass. & Coastal New Hampshire and welcomes your participation. Send your Organization or Group Notices, Birth or Engagement Announcements, Photos, Articles and Letters to the Editor, by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail to: 77 Wethersfield St., Rowley, MA 01969 Phone: 978-948-8696 Fax: 978-948-2564 E-mail: The Town Common Marc Maravalli, Publisher / Editor Graphic Design Services Advertising Opportunities Event and Announcement Submissions 77 Wethersfield Street Rowley, MA 01969-1713 Phone: (978) 948-8696 Fax: (978) 948-2564 The Town Common is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions, but reprint opportunities do exist for prompt notification of such errors. Advertisers should notify The Town Common of any errors in ads on the first day of issuance. No credits &/or refunds are offered or implied. All material and content cannot be duplicated without written consent of the publisher. The right is reserved to reject, omit, or edit any copy offered for publication. Copyright 2004-2017 The Town Common © - All Rights Reserved In loving memory of Liz Ichizawa, Reporter (1956 - 2005) Lions Club Donation The Town Common Courtesy Photo left to right: assistant archivist Dana Echelberger, lions club board member David Sheppard,archivist Sharon Spieldenner,lions club president Stephen Baran,and Ghlee Woodworth Historian Ghlee Woodworth recently spoke at the the Newburyport Lions Club Meeting and they presented her with a $200 donation for her favorite institution. She decided that the Archival Center at the Newburyport Public Library would be a good place. The Crane Estate Creates Interactive Jekyll & Hyde Party for Halloween WHAT: In celebration of Halloween, Castle Hill on the Crane Estate will host a unique and interactive liveaction theatrical production, “Jekyll & Hyde: A Castle Hill Halloween Party.” During this nontraditional The Town Common Courtesy Photo production, actors will interact with guests attending the cocktail party as Dr. Jekyll tries in vain to keep Mr. Hyde at bay. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920s attire and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while being immersed in this lively interactive production and Halloween party. WHERE: The Great House at Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 7-9:00 PM HOW: Trustees Member: $44, Nonmember: $55. Ages 13 and up only. Reservations are required and can be made through For more information call 978.356.4351 x4015. The Pettengill House Annual Winter Coat Drive Continued from page 1 Direct inquiries to Peg Brown at coatdrive@pettengillhouse. org, or call The Pettengill Family Resource Center at 978-792- 5205. Monetary donations are also welcome and appreciated. Checks may be made out to The Pettengill House, P.O. Box 5551, Salisbury, MA 01952. Anna Jaques Hospital Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Banos to the Medical Staff Newburyport - Anna Jaques Hospital announces the arrival of Andrew Banos, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Banos brings shoulder, hip and knee expertise to the wide range of orthopedics services available with 18 surgeons now on staff at the hospital. Dr. Banos has joined Seacoast Orthopedics in Newburyport, MA. He is a Harvard fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Banos has expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopy, joint preservation, cartilage repair, and ACL reconstruction. He also performs a full spectrum of arthroscopic and open procedures including shoulder replacements as well as partial and total knee replacements. Dr. Banos received a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University before obtaining his doctorate from the New York University School of Medicine. He trained in Orthopedic Surgery at Loyola University in Chicago and went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Massachusetts Orthopedic Association. He believes in comprehensive care of the whole patient and prefers to begin with non-operative treatment whenever possible. Dr. Banos has an interest in sports injuries and the care of athletes of all ages and types – from the “weekend warrior” to the professional athlete. He has worked with a number of area colleges and high schools as well as with the New England Revolution MLS soccer team. A native of the north Boston area, Dr. Banos enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid skier, hiker and boater. He lives in Newburyport with his wife Emily. Dr. Banos is now accepting new patients. For appointments or more information, visit or call 978-462-7555. The Friends of the Rowley Public Library are planning the 6th Annual Holiday Basket Raffle. We need your help to collect some exciting prizes. Please contribute a basket with a regular retail value of at least $50. It can include your own products or other fun items related to a specific theme. It might contain the tools to start a new hobby or keep a resolution. If you are unable to donate a complete basket, consider donating a gift card for our popular gift card tree. Take this opportunity to highlight your group’s products or services and promote awareness of your organization. All baskets will be on display (along with your organization’s name) at the Rowley Public Library from November 18 to December 16. Baskets are due by November 14. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Library starting November 18. The drawing will be on December 16 at 1pm at a reception at the Rowley Public Library. Come enjoy some snacks and see who wins your basket!! NOTE: Because the baskets will be on display for 4 weeks, we cannot accept donations of alcohol, tobacco or perishable items. Interested in donating? Email or call 781-640-0006 for more information. All money raised will go to fund programs at the Rowley Library like the Summer Reading Program, Rowley Reads, kids’ yoga, author readings, the monthly book club and more!

October 25 - November 1, 2017 Page Essex Coastal Byway Helps ‘Woman’ Owned Shops Continued from page 1 who owns Essex Exchange, about how they could work together, using the byway to promote each other’s businesses. Other women-owned businesses, some of whom they knew, others they did not, were invited to join in the collaborative marketing program. The result, which was honored this month by the Essex Commission and the National Park Service, is a colorful brochure that promotes nine “Woman” owned businesses within 10 miles along the byway. Number one is Bresnahan’s shop in Gloucester, which sells painted mailboxes, gifts and glassware, flags and windsocks, nautical items and jewelry. No. 9 is Cathy Reardon, who owns the multi-vendor antique shop, Serendipity at Todd’s Farm in Rowley. In between are the other shops. Cassia is No. 5, at the top of the second page, who offers American art, her own paintings, home décor, gifts, jewelry, estate collectibles, furniture and handicrafts. Other businesses in the network are Ann Thomas, who owns the multi-vendor Lost Treasures shop in Rowley, Lauren Hesse, who sells vintage modern Danish Continued from page 1 years earlier. The first appearance by the eccentric, drug-addicted consulting detective was not well received. Not until The Adventures was published in The Strand magazine did the public fascination with Holmes begin. Doyle, a Scottish doctor who struggled to establish his practice as a physician, turned to writing to fill up empty hours and make ends meet. In late Victorian London he used as a model for Holmes an irascible medical school mentor from medical school. He gave Holmes the title of consulting detective, which was a new job description. Soon Holmes was so popular Doyle was able to leave the practice of medicine to devote himself full time to writing. But to his dismay, readers were interested only in Holmes, not supernatural subjects that he was interested in. Years later when Doyle had amassed a sufficient fortune, he tried to kill Holmes off and move on to other subjects. The ploy didn’t work. The public furniture and ceramics as well as locally produced jewelry, Ann Orcutt’s AnnTiques in Ipswich, who sells furniture, lighting, art, textiles, rugs, North American collections and music, and Susan Lufkin and Shelly Nicastro who own the Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply. “Everyone thought it would be fun,” Cassia said. “It is nice working with other women who work as hard as I do,” Bresnahan said. Over the summer, the women created the brochure, which features an original painting by Cassia on the front, and a map of the shops on the back. They printed 5,000 copies to hand out to customers. The brochures, which arrived in the shops in time for Labor Day, have been so popular, Cassia said they are running out. Customers come in Cassia’s shop, carrying the brochure, like they are on a scavenger hunt, as they make their way to all nine businesses. “They tell me, ‘You’re Joanne. You’re number 5,’” Cassia said. “And when they leave, they say they are headed to find number 6,” Orcutt’s AnnTiques. In naming the women business owners one of its five Pioneers in Partnership this year, Essex Sherlock Holmes Turns 125The demanded more. So Doyle had a soggy Holmes drag himself from the mists of Reichenbach Falls, where he had supposedly fallen in mortal combat with his archenemy, Moriarty, to battle crime for another couple of dozen stories. McClellan said she fell in love with the “arrogant” and “prissy” Holmes watching Masterpiece Theater with her mother in Michigan. But it was not until graduate school did she find other scholars interested in studying Holmes. She created classes in detective/mystery fiction and now uses Holmes in many of her college courses. “He works so well,” she said, noting that Holmes stirs up a lot of debate. McClellan, who is working on a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities To Go program, has been touring New Hampshire libraries talking about Holmes for the last five years. The Groveland presentation is one of her first cross-border ventures. She has spent much of her career trying to answer the question of why Holmes rose to such heights of popularity and why he has Come in for a visit and compare! Heritage wrote that the brochure uses “the Essex Coastal Scenic Sea View Retreat -Since 1954 Byway as a means to encourage (978)-948-2552 community engagement and the importance of supporting small •Private & Semi-Private Rooms businesses along this beautiful An extended Care Community with Baths and Beautiful Views route. This entrepreneurial • Medicare/ Medicaid certified initiative helps to foster economic • Social Services-Speech, success hand in hand with the preservation of the landscapes Physical, Occupational, & and communities which make Massage Therapies this area so unique.” • Full Activity Program Others honored by Essex • and much more... Heritage and the National Park Service for their collaboration in building partnerships were John MANSION DRIVE • ROWLEY, MA • JUST OFF ROUTE 1A Andrews with Creative Salem; Germaine Koomen, a teacher at the Hill View Montessori Charter Public School in Haverhill; River Rival Youth Catherine Ryan, an arts advisor and writer in Gloucester, and Ghlee Wrestling Woodworth, a Newburyport author and historian. River Rival Youth Wrestling is seeking new teammates in For next year, the group of grades 1-8 (boys & girls). Our emphasis is on teaching woman-owned businesses hopes proper wrestling technique, strength and conditioning, healthy habits, team work and self-reliance. No experience is required. Scholarships to add more woman-owned are available and minimal equipment is needed. Safety is our top priority. businesses along the byway, limiting the total number to 15 We support the development of future wrestlers for the high school teams of so they fit in a tri-fold brochure. Triton, Pentucket, & Georgetown-Ipswich. Wrestling is one of the world’s They also are planning events that oldest sports and continues to be a popular form of martial arts. each shop can participate in on Our season runs from November through February the same day to draw visitors to Grades 1-3 Monday Nights - 5:15pm start the byway. Town Triton High School, Comm Newbury “We are good tour guides,” Grades 4-8 Monday and Thursday - 6:00–7:30 pm Perley Elementary, Georgetown Bresnahan said. “We are the Pentucket High School, West Newbury backbone of the community.” Check out our program whether you want to: Compete in wrestling tournaments Try wrestling techniques before entering competitions, or since endured to the point that items like his curvaceous pipe and deerstalker hat are instantly recognizable around the world. She compares these items to Harry Potter’s glasses. Some of the most memorable aspects about Holmes are simply false, she said. For example, Doyle never had him wear the famous hat. Nor did he ever use the term, “Elementary, Dr. Watson.” Doyle actually has him say, “Exactly, Dr. Watson.” For much of his 125 years, Holmes has been a force in print, radio, television and now increasingly in advertising, she said. She hopes to extend that presence of the famed detective with her own new book about Holmes and his impact on pop culture. Find an amazing off-season work-out to build strength and stamina. A free Open Mat Night will be held at Perley Elementary School, Georgetown Tuesday, November 7 Gr 1-3 at 6-7pm and Gr 4-8 at 7-8pm Registration for the Winter Season is currently open. Go to or e-mail for more information. Improve Your Health in 2017 Internal Arts Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Chi Sun, Lic. Ac., Dipl. O.M. Route 1, Ipswich • • • • • • • Wellness and Vitality Women’s Health Fertility and Menopause Acupressure for Kids Anxiety and Stress Insomnia and Fatigue Headaches and Pain Call us! We can help! 978-412-8272